Thursday, June 23, 2011

Call for Submissions for the July Issue of the Art History Carnival

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer so far! We just got back from a trip to Jasper National Park yesterday. It was just gorgeous, and June turned out to be a perfect time to go (also, we're expecting another baby in August, so I wanted to go while I was still able to do a bit of hiking). I will have to share some pictures as soon as I get them off the camera! 

The July edition of the Art History Carnival  will be posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (to give a little break to both Americans and Canadians). You can submit articles for inclusion in the carnival until 48 hours before the issue comes out (Monday, July 4th).

What kind of blog articles will be included? 
Posts covering all periods and art mediums are welcome, as are posts discussing art criticism, architecture, design, theory and aesthetics. All submissions will be carefully reviewed, so please, no spam. 

What is a Blog Carnival? 
According to Wikipedia, a blog carnival is "a type of blog event...similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks links to other blog articles on the particular topic." 

Blog Carnivals are a great way to help your blog reach a new audience and to make new friends in the blogosphere! 

Who can submit? 
Anyone, as long as you have a blog! And If you don't blog, you can submit one of your friend's articles (except they better be good--I'll be reading them!). 

Can I host a carnival? 
Absolutely! Please let me know if you'd be interested in hosting the next issue of the carnival. 

How to submit articles
You have two options:

1. Use the submission form provided by Blog Carnival (this is easiest!). 
2. Send me an email. Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are nominating for inclusion in the carnival, along with the name of the blog. Please put "Art History Carnival" in the title of your email to help me recognize it in my inbox! 

One final thing to keep in mind: 
To keep things current, posts should have been written after the date of the last Carnival. If a post is six months old, I won't be able to include it in the Carnival, no matter how great it is.

Thank you for your participation! Share the news if you know someone who likes to write about art!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Art History Carnival June 2011

Welcome to the June 3, 2011 edition of the Art History Carnival.

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Kelly Knox presents Nekyia: Picasso and the Suicide Death of the Poet Carlos Casagemas posted at KWKNOXART -- ART AS TRANSFORMATION, saying, "This article explores the thematic shift in Picasso's early work surrounding the death of his friend and constant companion in Paris and Barcelona, very early in his career. Many critics (and possibly even Picasso himself) see the events of this period as the genesis of his blue period."

Susan Benford presents Matisse, Modern Art, and The Cone Collection posted at Famous Paintings Reviewed - An Art History Blog. In this post, Susan examines Matisse paintings from the Cone Collection which are currently on view at the Jewish Museum in New York until September 2011.

I was fortunate to have the chance to see one of the paintings from the Cone Collection at the recent Matisse exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The painting - Two Girls, Red and Green Background - was the last to make its way into the Cone Collection, and was seen by Matisse as his best work, and I quite liked it myself! You can catch a glimpse of the painting on Susan's website - I couldn't include it here due to copyright restrictions.

Susan Benford has also written a post entitled Female Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola . Sofonisba was among the most famous female artists of the Italian Renaissance (her self-portrait can be seen above). Read Susan's post to find out more about this talented young woman was already famous at age 15 - reminds me a little of Millais!

Helen Webberley presents Widener's sublime art treasures in Philadelphia posted at ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly, saying, "This post investigates how the newly wealthy family of PAB Widener came to own one of the most important Gilded Age (c1880-1920) private art collections assembled in the USA. First he built a stunning mansion, Lynnewood Hall. Then he filled the mansion with Louis XV furniture, stunning porcelain, and paintings by Raphael, Vermeer, Rembrandt etc.

Later his son Joseph, himself a patron of the National Gallery, agreed to donate most of his family’s collection (600 objects) to the Washington gallery at the request of President Roosevelt."

Dr Ben Harvey presents Oscar Wilde: London Models posted at Emanata (Dr Ben Harvey). Have you ever been curious about the living and working conditions of artists' models in late-Victorian London? In this fascinating post, Dr. Ben Harvey reviews Oscar Wilde's essay "London Models", which was originally published in 1889 in the English Illustrated Magazine. Harvey has included images from the original illustrated essay, so you can see the article the way it was meant to be read. This post is not to be missed, and don't forget to read Wilde's original article as well!

Romeo Vitelli presents The Sculptress posted at Providentia, saying, "Camille Claudel was one of the greatest female artists of all time. And she paid the price for it." This piece follows Claudel from her early artistic endeavors and relationship with Auguste Rodin through to her eventual decline and final decades spent in an asylum. It's not a cheerful story, but the melodrama is the stuff of operas. A must read!

Francis P. DeStefano presents Giorgione and Patenier posted at Giorgione et al..., which compares and contrasts Giorgione's Tempest with Patenier's Rest on the Flight into Egypt.

Ever notice that historical figures often look very different from painting to painting? Especially in the days before photography?  Zsombor J√©kely presents The Tale of Two Lovers and an Unknown Image of Emperor Sigismund posted at Medieval Hungary. In this post, Zsomber discusses the variations between a number of images of Emperor Sigismund of Hungary. It's a fascinating discussion (and the Tale of Two Lovers is interesting as well!).

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